She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Gina Della Penna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY with a therapy practice treating issues such as anxiety, stress, and life adjustments. She works with adults, 18 and older, who are struggling with issues such as self-esteem, relationship conflicts, and work or academic stress. Gina has a specialty working with young adults and the unique challenges they face, including: establishing identity and independence, setting healthy boundaries with family, creating satisfying romantic and social connections, as well as managing college student mental health.
Gina has a warm and gentle approach, prioritizing an authentic therapeutic relationship with her clients. The curiosity and compassion she brings to sessions is contagious, helping her clients quiet self-criticism and become more hopeful. Gina utilizes a variety of techniques designed to help her clients increase self-awareness, identify strengths, develop effective coping skills, and deepen the mind-body connection to support healing. Gina is a trauma-informed therapist and helps her clients develop and trust their own resources so that they can move forward feeling more confident and empowered.
Gina is currently seeing clients via teletherapy using a secure and convenient video platform. This makes it easy for people to work with her no matter their location -- whether on Long Island, Manhattan/The Boroughs, or anywhere in New York State.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Young adults - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
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Private practice, 2016 - Present
LIU Post Center for Healthy Living , 2013 - 2018
Positive Solutions Counseling, 2015 - 2016
South Shore Counseling, 2014 - 2015
Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital, 2013 - 2013
LIU Post, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Hofstra University, MBA, 1993
Hofstra University, BA, 1989
New York: 007218